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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 236 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 236 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +9) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 236 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Mar 01:40 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 14 minutes.
19 Mar 01:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 8.1 km (5 mi) towards NNE.
19 Mar 01:45: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 01:25:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +9)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.3236°N / 128.8497°E (Indonesia)
Antipode2.324°S / 51.15°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTarakan (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities114 km (71 mi) NE of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
227 km (141 mi) NE of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
236 km (147 mi) NE of Ternate (pop: 101,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
446 km (277 mi) NW of Sorong (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
508 km (316 mi) SE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 7,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
535 km (333 mi) SE of Caburan (Davao del Sur, Philippines) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
546 km (339 mi) SE of Pangyan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 5,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
564 km (350 mi) SE of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.910 km114 Km NE of Tobelo, IndonesiaUSGS
4.842 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
4.910 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
4.910 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaIRIS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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